With Cricket ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 fever and IPL passion, cricket game is growing very fast. Today’s Cricket game is full of very excitements and joy. As Cricket Game is moving into next generation, Cricket equipment’s are also feeling new innovation and trends.
Nowadays, Cricket equipments are designed in such a way which can handle the pace of intense cricket game. As cricket bat is key of this game so manufactures are putting extra efforts on Research and Development of Cricket Bat. For a cricket player, cricket bat is very important. Perfectly balance, weight and shape of the bat will give extra mileage to player while of other hand if bat is not suitable to cricketer then it can impact a lot of player’s performance.
Khelmart as s specialized online sports company promote the culture of selecting right sports equipment for right playing style. In continuation of this, we are ready with dedicated guide of Cricket bats selection.
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While players go for selection of cricket equipment, following are the important parameters.
Types of Willow
English Willow grade and its type
Weigh of the Cricket bat
Size of Cricket Bat
Cricket Bat Shape
Cricket Bat Sweet spot Position
Balance of Cricket Bat
Bat Handle Type
TYPES OF WILLOW:
Bat willows are basically of two types. Kashmir Willow and English Willow.
English Willow: English Willow clefts are natured in UK. This type of willow gives best bat performance. English Willow contains 4 to 14 grains based on willow type and its grade. Normally English Willow cleft are processed with naturally dried technique which insured the moisture removal at a slow and steady rate. As moisture removed from cleft slowly so it’s give best willow performance and good bat ping.
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CLASSIFICATION OF ENGLISH WILLOW:
Based on quality of willow, English Willow is divided into following categories:
Grade 1 (A) + English Willow:
It is a top grade in all type of Willow. This type of willow bats are used by professional Cricket players. This type of willow gives superb grain quality, Maximum number of straight grains.
Grade 1 (A) English Willow:
It is a hand select willow cleft which gives good grains quality. There will no blemishes of face of the bat. It is unbleached and naturally dried willow.
Grade 2 English Willow:
Grade 2 English Willow is a next classification. In this type of willow cleft, grains will be irregular and willow cleft may have some blemishes of front surface.
Grade 3 English Willow:
Grade 3 English Willow will be an unbleached willow with naturally dried process. This type of willow will provide 4-5 grains with irregular grains profile. There may be some blemishes on front of the bat. Cricket Bats for Grade 3 English Willow is developed for intermediate cricket players.
Grade 4 English Willow:
Grade 4 English Willow is half color willow. In this willow numbers of grains are limited to 3-4 grains. Grains will be irregular and will not be straight.
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CRICKET BAT SIZES:
Cricket bat size is very important parameter for selecting a Bat. Moreover, Right size cricket bat will give you added advantage on enhancing the cricket game skill. Cricket Bat size selection is depends on your heights. Refer Khelmart Cricket Bat Size Chart to select the Bat. The Best Way to select the cricket Bat is to check the height of individual. For Example, if your height is around 5ft -8 Inches then you can go with full size cricket bat of any brand.
Q: I want to buy a bat and confused if bat sizes varies as per different brands.
Ans: All the companies manufactured bat as per standard size guideline, You need to cross check the height and based on that you can select nay brand size.
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CRICKET BAT SHAPE:
Bat shape defines the overall bat dynamic and its pickup. In today game, speed of the game is changed altogether in a different way. Nowadays player opt for thick blade bat with massive profile which could offer great power on cricketing shots. Normally players chose bat in following shape parameters:
- Bow of the Cricket Bat
- Edge Thickness
- Back Profile
- Face of Bat
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CRICKET BAT SWEET SPOT:
Sweet spot defines all the sweet area of bats where players get maximum stroke powers. Sweet spot give maximum hitting by which player gets added advantage to make aggressive shots. Sweet spot also helps in better placement of shots.
There are three different types of sweet spots.
- High position sweet spot
- Medium position sweet spot
- Medium/low position sweet spot
HIGH POSITION SWEET SPOT:
In the high position sweet spot area this area is located above 250mm from toe area of bat. High position sweet spot area helps the player in bounce pitch where bowlers get bounce in pitch. High position sweet spot area helps for batsmen to connect the bowl easily in sweet spot area.
MEDIUM POSITION SWEET SPOT:
In the medium sweet spot area this area is located above 225mm from toe area of bat. Medium sweet spot area helps to the player in normal pitch where players get easily connect the ball in sweet spot.
MEDIUM/LOW POSITION SWEET SPOT:
In the medium/low sweet spot area this area is located above 210mm from toe area of bat. Medium/Low sweet spot area helps the player in low bounce pitch where players get easily connect the ball in sweet spot area.
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BALANCE OF BAT:
It is the most important part of cricket bats. Cricket Bat balance gives feels to player so that player can easily play the good strokes. A good balance cricket bat gives best feel to cricket player on other hand, wrongly balance bat can adversely affect the player performance. Many players prefect to play with good balance cricket bats.
The handle is usually constructed of cane and rubber strips. For making the handle, small piece Cans are join together with rubber strips and adhesive material. This type of construction gives best flexibility power and control. Cane handle are best suited for Kashmir and English Willow cricket bats where player need optimum flexibility from cricket bat. There are two types of Cricket Bat handle are available:
IMPORTANT PARAMETERS OF CRICKET BATS:
Point A refers the edge profile of cricket bat. It describes the thickness of edge in cricket bat. In the cricket bat edge area will increase the sweet spot. The whole width edge of cricket bat will give you a great balance and it is equipped with large sweet spot area. The most important part of Thrax bat will provide you a big edge.
Point B refers the spine of cricket bat and it is located on back surface of cricket bat. It will describe you the spine of cricket bat. Spine of cricket bat will give you more power and stability to hit the shot with maximum power.
Point C refers the sweet spot area of cricket bat and it is located on front and middle area of bat. In the thrax bat engineer expand the sweet spot area that will be helpful for players to play the shot easily and hit maximum numbers of boundaries.
Point D refers the scallops of the cricket bat and it is located upper spine area of bat. It will reduce the rotation of bat and player can easily play the shots without loss of energy.
Point E refers the face profile of cricket bat and it is located on front and lower area of bat. Lower area of cricket bat generates the power through spine and edge of the cricket bat
Point F refers the bow of cricket bat and it is located on front and upper area of bat. This area is essential for good stroke play.
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DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRICKET BATS BY DIFFERENT BRANDS
SG cricket Bat Company manufactures a wide range of sports goods. SG company manufacturing everything that a serious and aggressive cricketers needs. Many players can endorse the SG bats like Rahul Dravid, Vireneder Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara. Some most popular crickets bats in SG brands are SG Cricket bat English RSD Select, SG Cricket bat English Sunny Tonny.
SS CRICKET BAT:
A Sareen Sports industry was started in the year 1969 by Mr. N.K. Sareen. This company started export of cricket bats in 1979 to UK and Australia. SS brands cricket bat use by many famous cricket players like as Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Yuvraj singh. Some most popular crickets bats in SS brands are SS cricket bat english ton professional, SS ton silver edition english willow cricket bat, SS cricket bat english limited edition, SS legacy english willow cricket bat, SS gold edition english willow cricket bat, SS cricket bat english ton matrix, SS maximus english willow cricket bat.
KOOKABURRA CRICKET BAT:
Kookaburra Company is a Australian sports equipment company. It was established in 1980, Founder of kookaburra cricket Bat Company are A.G. Thompson. This company manufactures the full range of cricket bats. Many cricket players endorse this cricket bat like Ricky Ponting, AB de Villiers and many more others players. Some most popular crickets bats in Kookaburra brands are Kookaburra kahuna 600, Kookaburra kahuna 150, kookaburra cadejo 150, Kokkaburra kahuna 350, Kookaburra rouge 600.
SLAZENGER CRICKET BAT:
Slazenger cricket Bat Company was establishing in 1881. This company provides very highest quality of sporting equipment in the world. Slazenger is the most creative and innovative brand. Many players use this cricket bats. Some most popular crickets bats in Slazenger brands are Slazenger V 100 tas pro, Slazenger v 600 G4, Slazenger v 600 G3, Slazenger v 600 G2,
SF CRICKET BAT:
SF STANFORD is a manufacturing unit and over research, development and structured feedback comes from investing time and money at grass root levels of the game and then working all over the world to bring to you the most innovative and exciting products. Many cricket payers are using the SF cricket bats. Some most popular crickets bats in SF brands are SF sapphire cricket bat, SF cricket bat english willow triumph, SF limited edition cricket bat, SF optimus cricket bat.